Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
September 29, 2011
The silliness meanders wildly, and Stiller looks like he's more than happy to let everyone else do most of the work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 27, 2010
I'm not sure if anyone in this film actually acted alongside anyone else, or if the performances were all cut together in the editing suite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Doesn't have the originality of the first film and feels a little boring as such.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
December 1, 2009
Amy Adams is the lone saving grace to be found herein, which is a nice way of saying she's all that kept me from pondering "to be or not to be".
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 30, 2009
No stone is left unturned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
One wonders if director Shawn Levy was more interested in cramming special effects into the movie than creating actual comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
June 29, 2009
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian can be too cluttered and hyperactive to appreciate its broad pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 12, 2009
...what the heck, it's fun on the same level as the original...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 12, 2009
Amy Adams adds plenty of welcome 'moxie' (and a tight pair of aviator's britches), but otherwise there's not much here besides noise, chaos and monkey-slapping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
June 7, 2009
With all the oversized personalities that surround him, Stiller gets upstaged.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
June 7, 2009
Stiller has a look on his face as if he knows he's participating in total garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
June 1, 2009
It was fresh, funny and clever the first time. Now, not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
June 1, 2009
The result is pretty much a free-form traffic jam in which everyone fights everyone else.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 1, 2009
an amusing concept that still holds some charm now, although it also lends itself to bombastic overkill, which sequels are naturally inclined toward anyway
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
June 1, 2009
Best of all are Azaria, a brilliant comic character actor... and Adams as the feisty Earhart, thrilled to be off on a new adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2009
Smithsonian wants to be frothy, but it can't help having a little more heart and soul than you'd expect or even require. Give it a chance, it's a fun show.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 30, 2009
Unfunny, unnecessary and with unlimited box office potential, 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian' is all show and no go.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
May 30, 2009
... more of the same while being slightly different and raising the stakes. It's a formulaic sequel, but it works every bit as well as the original did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 30, 2009
With the exception of Amy Adams' performance and some excellent special effects, this sequel fails to live up to the first 'Night at the Museum' romp.
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 29, 2009
Wow, count this as one film that completely took me by surprise!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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